Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics

Ethics at Harvard

The Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics stands at the core of what is now a well-established movement at Harvard that is giving ethics a prominent place in the curriculum and on the agenda of research. The Center offers advice and support to each of the schools, and provides a forum for university-wide communication and collaboration.

Almost every school has begun its own courses and programs, with faculty and students engaged in serious teaching and research, and developing its own group of scholars specializing in ethics. Over twenty Fellows of the Center have gone on to hold teaching appointments at Harvard.

The summaries of the ethics initiatives and activities reported here are taken from the Center's 20th anniversary report, Ethics at Harvard, 1987-2007. Althought they cannot be comprehensive, they provide a sense of the depth and breadth of ethics studies at the University.